Educational Blogs and Knowledgebases about VPS Hosting

We will continue to compile our VPS server experience into articles, where you can learn how to choose, use, and optimize VPS servers to better accelerate your business.

Linux VPS

How to Install PHP 8.1 for Nginx On Ubuntu 20.04 ➥
PHP 8.1 is a major update of the PHP language. This article will show you how to install PHP 8.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 and integrate it with Nginx.
How to Install PHP Composer on Ubuntu 20.04 ➥
PHP Composer is a dependency management tool for PHP. This tutorial will guide you on how to install PHP Composer on a Linux Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Setting up Two-Factor Authentication for Linux Server ➥
Setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) for a Linux server provides an additional layer of security and helps protect against unauthorized access. With 2FA, users are required to provide two forms of identification to access the server.
4 Detailed Ways to Check The MySQL Version in Linux ➥
Knowing the version of MySQL you are using is crucial for making necessary configuration changes and optimizing settings to ensure the optimal performance of your applications. We will guide you on how to check the MySQL version in Linux.
How to Use the ps aux Command in Linux ➥
This comprehensive guide aims to delve into the details of the ps aux command and demonstrate its practical applications. By the end of this guide, you will be equipped with the knowledge to use ps aux to manage and monitor system processes.
How To Configure Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 22.04 ➥
UFW is a front-end for iptables that aims to simplify the process of configuring a firewall. It provides a user-friendly command-line interface and allows you to manage firewall rules using human-readable syntax. UfW provides a set of default rules that are easy to understand and configure.
How to Configure a Linux VPS Firewall with IPTables ➥
Securing your Linux VPS with a firewall is an important step to protect it from unauthorized access and attacks. We will show you how to configure a Linux VPS firewall using IPTables.
How to Install and Use Screen on Ubuntu Servers ➥
Have you ever experienced the frustration of working on the command line via an SSH connection, only to have the connection abruptly drop and your work is lost? Have you ever wanted a convenient way to execute multiple programs from the command line without the need to open separate SSH connections for each command? There is a utility called screen that allows us to resume the sessions and manage multiple shell sessions from a single ssh session.
9 Benefits of Linux VPS Hosting ➥
Linux VPS hosting, leveraging its renowned stability, robustness, and flexibility, becomes the optimal choice for businesses seeking to enhance their online presence. Here we talk about the benefits of Linux VPS hosting. Let's start!
How to Monitor System Logs with Logwatch ➥
Logwatch is a powerful log analysis and monitoring tool that automates the process of parsing and summarizing system logs, making it easier for system administrators to identify potential issues, security threats, and system performance trends. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of using Logwatch, its installation process, and how to customize its configuration to suit your monitoring needs.
How To Install the Apache Web Server on Ubuntu ➥
The Apache HTTP Server, commonly referred to as Apache, is one of the most popular and widely used web servers in the world. Apache is known for its stability, performance, and flexibility, and it runs on various operating systems, including Linux, Unix, Windows, and macOS. It supports multiple protocols, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. In this guide, you’ll learn how to install an Apache web server on your Ubuntu 20.04 server.
How to Install the ModSecurity Apache Module ➥
ModSecurity uses a rule-based engine to analyze and evaluate HTTP requests and responses based on predefined rulesets. These rulesets define patterns and conditions that trigger specific actions, such as blocking, logging, or modifying requests. ModSecurity supports custom rule creation, allowing administrators to tailor the security policies to their specific needs. In this blog, you will learn how to install the ModSecurity Apache module.
How to Transfer Files from Windows to Linux Server Using CMD ➥
While there are various methods available for file transfers from a Windows system to a Linux system, using the Command lines provides a straightforward and reliable approach. In this guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process, highlighting the necessary commands and techniques to seamlessly transfer your files from Windows to Linux.
How to Use VNC to Access a Remote Linux Server ➥
VNC (Virtual Network Computing) provides a convenient and efficient method for remotely accessing and controlling servers, offering a graphical interface that simplifies administrative tasks and supports collaboration. This article will show you how to install VNC Server on Linux and connect to the remote Linux Server.
Linux GUI Options: 9 Best Linux Desktop Environments to Use ➥
Linux desktop environments are graphical interfaces that provide users with a visual way to interact with the Linux operating system. These desktop environments offer various features, customization options, and user-friendly interfaces. In this blog, we will look at 9 popular Linux Desktop Environments.
Installing Xfce and XRDP Service on Remote Ubuntu 22.04 ➥
In this guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of installing Xfce and XRDP service on your Ubuntu 22.04 server, enabling you to access a graphical interface and enjoy a streamlined desktop environment.
Installing KDE Plasma and XRDP Service on Remote Ubuntu 22.04 ➥
This guide will walk you through the process of installing the KDE Plasma and XRDP service on Ubuntu, enabling you to access a graphical interface and enjoy a streamlined desktop environment.
Installing Cinnamon and XRDP Service on Remote Ubuntu 22.04 ➥
In this guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of installing the Cinnamon desktop environment and XRDP service on your Ubuntu 22.04 server, enabling you to access a graphical interface and enjoy a streamlined desktop environment.

Windows VPS

How to Configure a Firewall on Windows VPS ➥
In this article, we will explore the benefits it brings in terms of network security, access control, and overall protection of your valuable digital assets, and how to configure a firewall on Windows VPS.
8 Reasons to Choose Windows 10 Over Windows 11 ➥
Windows 11 looks modern and inviting. And you might be tempted to give it a try. But before you jump on the bandwagon, it may be better to stick with Windows 10.
How to Connect to Ubuntu Linux with SSH Keys using PuTTy from Windows ➥
It is generally recommended to use SSH key authentication whenever possible, especially for servers or systems accessible over the internet. This is because SSH key authentication is based on asymmetric cryptography and is considered more secure than password authentication. In the tutorial, we will show you how to connect to Ubuntu Linux VPS with SSH keys using puTTy from Windows.
Install and Use Tabby Terminal on Windows ➥
Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections. It is an alternative to Windows' standard terminal, PowerShell ISE, PuTTY, macOS Terminal.app and iTerm.
How to Install and Run ChatGPT as a Windows App ➥
ChatGPT is an AI chatbot. ChatGPT-Next-Web let you use ChatGPT as a native Windows app. Here’s how you can run ChatGPT as a Windows app, create a Desktop shortcut for the AI bot.
How to Use VNC to Access a Remote Windows Server ➥
VNC (Virtual Network Computing) provides a convenient and efficient method for remotely accessing and controlling servers, offering a graphical interface that simplifies administrative tasks and supports collaboration. This article will show you how to install VNC Server on Windows and connect to the remote Windows Server.
How to Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10 ➥
Are you a Windows 10 user looking to explore the world of Linux without the need for dual-boot setups or virtual machines? Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) provides the perfect solution. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of installing WSL on Windows 10, opening up a whole new realm of possibilities for developers, system administrators, and Linux enthusiasts.

VPS Hosting

How to Fix Common Windows Remote Desktop Connection Problems ➥
When encountering remote desktop connection failures on a Windows remote server, there are various troubleshooting steps you can try on your local PC. By following the suggestions, you can often resolve common connection issues.
What to Do with a VPS ➥
A VPS operates within a virtualized environment, offering exclusive resources to users while sharing the same physical server with other virtual machines. This dynamic hosting solution opens up possibilities for different scenarios, catering to a diverse range of needs and requirements. In this article, we will introduce what VPS is, common uses and limitations of VPS hosting, and how to choose a suitable VPS server plan.
8 Major Benefits of VPS Hosting ➥
Discover the 8 major benefits of VPS hosting, which offers greater security and reliability than a shared server, as well as scalability, dedicated resources, and root access. Check out the full guide.
7 Ways to Secure Your VPS ➥
While VPS instances are generally considered safer than shared hosting due to their isolated nature, it is still possible for the security of a VPS system to be compromised. If a VPS is breached, the owner of the VPS can end up spending thousands of dollars with stolen personal and financial information, customer data loss, and destroyed website content. To prevent these types of cyber threats, it is crucial to take necessary security measures. In this article, we will discuss seven strategies you can implement to help secure your VPS from hackers, malware, and other threats.
How to Use TraceRoute on Windows or Linux ➥
If you’re having network connectivity problems, you can run a traceroute to pinpoint exactly where your connection is failing. The traceroute command will provide you with information about your internet connection, website status, and more.
Dedicated IP vs Shared IP: What are the differences? ➥
In this blog post, we'll explore the meaning and differences between Dedicated and Shared IP, plus, how IP works. This will allow you to understand both IP types better and make an informed decision best suited to your business case.
IPv4 vs IPv6: What are the differences? ➥
In this blog, we'll delve into IPv4 vs IPv6, and explore the meanings of IP, IPv4, and IPv6, and the difference between IPv4 and IPv6. If you are confused with these two IP types, you have come to the right place. Let's unravel the world of IP together!
Why Regular Data Backup Is Important in Web Hosting ➥
In this blog, we will delve into the reasons why regular data backup is of utmost importance in web hosting and explore effective methods to safeguard your data, providing you with the peace of mind that your website's critical information is protected.
How to Transfer Files from Windows to Linux Using WinSCP ➥
When it comes to transferring files from Windows to Linux, WinSCP (Windows Secure Copy) emerges as a reliable and user-friendly solution. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process, making it easy for you to transfer your files effortlessly and securely between Windows and Linux.
Difference between VPS and Dedicated Servers ➥
VPS and dedicated servers are two types of web hosting services that can both be used for hosting websites, databases, applications, etc. It is important to know the differences between the two options so that you can choose the most suitable one for your projects. In this blog, we compare VPS and dedicated servers to help you decide on the one that is best for your cases.

Security

How to Prevent SSH Brute-Force Attacks on Linux Using Fail2ban ➥
SSH brute-force attacks can pose a significant threat to the security of Linux systems, making it crucial for system administrators to implement effective preventive measures. In this blog post, we will explore the steps you can take to leverage Fail2ban and fortify your system against SSH brute-force attacks, ensuring a safer and more secure environment for your critical data and services.
How to Prevent Brute-force Login Attacks on MSSQL ➥
By detecting logins that fail and block their IP address for some time, you will most likely prevent brute-force login attacks on MSSQL Server.